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Synonyms for verisimilitude

Synonyms for verisimilitude

Words related to verisimilitude

the appearance of truth

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Davis suggested that several things were necessary to achieve that verisimilitude. First, the motion up for debate had to be sufficiently challenging and uncertain; it had to involve a "perplexing" matter.
They are vignettes about victims of armed conflict, religious intolerance, illness, destitution or callousness whose verisimilitude touched this reviewer.
The letter discusses the purpose of drama, verisimilitude, and procuring the attention of the audience through clarity and delight.
"Confusing signals, the impurity of the signal, gives you verisimilitude," said Donald Barthelme of juxtaposition in his fiction, which he thought of as collage.
In this work, the author advocates for African American aesthetic abstractionism--a representational mode whereby an artwork, rather than striving for realist verisimilitude, vigorously asserts its essentially artificial character.
Potent performances by stars Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby, strong contributions by well-cast supporting players and an overall sense of understated verisimilitude offset the predictable aspects of the narrative, and should enable this handsomely produced indie to curry the critical favor it will need to attract audiences in theatrical and home-screen platforms.
The problem just outlined--how can there be progress from one logically false hypothesis to another?--is an intensified form of a problem that is a good deal more familiar to deductivists, the problem of verisimilitude: how can there be progress from one false hypothesis (or theory) to another?
In fact, Gottsched pushes this idea to the point that he replaces the notion of verisimilitude with a claim to raw truth: "Alle ihre [der Fabeln] Helden leben.
From its very beginnings, the cinema has relied on special effects as a means of depicting verisimilitude. In a much cited--though largely anecdotal--example, the Lumiere brothers' film, L'Arrivee d'un train a La Ciotat (1896) generated a great deal of excitement with its ability to successfully convey moving spatial representations of a simultaneously 'present' reality and one which was represented.
His case studies have the ring of verisimilitude. No small achievement.
Agood book, as I told my creative writing students the other morning, will always have a whiff of verisimilitude about it.
The different worlds of the bohemians' attic, the CafEa Momus and the BarriEaA re d'Enfer are patiently and lovingly assembled in a way which paradoxically conveys both historical verisimilitude and a sense of romantic enchantment.
Eric Fielding's handsome sets, originally designed for Utah Opera, and Susan Memmott Allred s period costumes drew the audience into the atmosphere of 14th -century Verona with convincing verisimilitude, while director Allison Grant's eye for detail was never at the expense of the productions big picture.
Central to Daitch's elegant modulation between the national and individual, the past and the present, is the texture of her prose, which transcends verisimilitude in pursuit of revelation: "How is an office building like a human body?
I'm more entranced by this contradictory state of representation than that of later Italian Renaissance paintings, where the figure is rendered with complete three-dimensional verisimilitude within a space where perspectival relations between figures, objects, architecture, and landscape have been fully integrated and naturalized into practice.